I read Mark Thoma’s blog regularly.  It’s an economics blog, Mark seems to be a left leaning sort with a recent track record of endorsing government policy that backs stimulus in order to fight unemployment.  It’s a good blog in that he reposts a great deal of economics articles that I otherwise wouldn’t look up.

Recently he took a trip to Africa.  I just wanted to share this post of his:  Kibera Slum

If you have a few minutes to read it, I suggest you do.  In the last year, I’ve spent a lot of my free time reading about economics and learning about how governmental policy affects economies.  I’m right now reading a book that talks about inequality.  The more I read on these subjects the more incredible it is.  The gap between first and third world are so severe, but it’s out of sight, out of mind.

Anyway, it’s a good article, regardless of your political leanings.